Dr. Annette Jones, DVM, Director of Animal Health and Food Safety Services at the California Department of Food and Agriculture, talks about the mission to protect California’s livestock and poultry populations from foreign animal diseases and to ensure milk and dairy food products are safe, consistent and abundant.
Animal Health and Food Safety Services (AHFSS)
We serve the citizens of the State and consumers of California agricultural products to assure the safety, availability and affordability of agricultural products by promoting California agriculture, protecting public and animal health while enhancing stewardship of the environment.
The safety and security of meat, poultry, dairy products, and other foods of animal origin
Public and animal health through the prevention, detection, and eradication of livestock and poultry diseases and dairy contamination incidents
Cattle owners against loss of animals by theft, straying or misappropriation through ongoing inspections and investigative services